How to Make a DIY N95 Mask

N95 masks are often referred to as the “gold standard” for face masks and are relied on by healthcare workers for protection. This unfortunately results in occasional shortages and higher prices for N95 masks. That raises the question: Can you make a DIY N95 mask? As a pioneer in the …

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What Mask to Choose? Best Masks For Viruses, Air Pollution

Masks can be incredibly effective tools to protect your health from air pollution and viruses such as COVID. But mask effectiveness and comfort can vary greatly depending on the mask. In this article, we take a look at how to choose the best mask and the factors you should consider …

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N95 vs KF94 Mask Ratings

What’s the Difference Between N95 and KF94 Masks?

It turns out, the difference between N95 and KF94 masks is minor for the factors that most users care about. KF94 is the “Korean filter” standard similar to the US N95 mask rating. Let’s dive into the differences: N95 vs KF94 . Note, there is no “N94” or “K94” mask …

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Disinfect N95 mask wash alcohol viruses

The Best Way to Clean and Disinfect N95 & KN95 Masks

Covid-19 has led to a new surge in interest of how to clean and disinfect masks. Google searches for “wash N95 mask” and “wash KN95 mask” have sky-rocketed. Yet data-backed answers seem to be in short supply. The standard guidelines say to throw masks out and use new ones. I.e. …

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N95 versus KN95 Mask Difference Standards

What’s the Difference Between N95 and KN95 Masks?

With such similar-sounding names, it can be confusing to understand the difference between N95 and KN95 masks. What are KN95 masks, and are they the same as N95 masks? This handy chart explains the similarities and differences between N95 and KN95 masks.  N95 vs. KN95 Comparison Chart Source: 3M – …

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Can DIY masks filter out viruses and coronavirus

Do DIY Cloth Masks Protect Us From COVID-19?

DIY cloth masks to protect against viruses sounds like a crazy idea. Data shows masks work incredibly well, and they’re also really cheap. Surgical masks cost a few pennies, and they’re capable of filtering out 80% of particles down to 0.007 microns (14 times smaller than COVID-19). However, the COVID-19 …

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Do N95 Masks limit us breathing of Oxygen Cover

Do N95 Masks Deprive Us of Oxygen?

Wearing masks for hours on end has led some people to worry about whether N95 masks deprive us of oxygen. Scientists have actually made people wear N95 masks and measured their blood oxygen. So we have a solid answer to this question, and it’s not what this question assumes. This …

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N95 vs P2 Masks

What’s the Difference Between N95 and P2 Masks?

The difference between N95 and P2 masks is so small that most users will not notice anything amiss. The P2 rating is the standard in Australia and New Zealand similar to the US N95 mask rating.   Difference Between N95 and P2 Masks: Charted Out N95 and P2 masks look …

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How to Source Reliable and Tested N95 KN95 Masks

How to Find Reliable N95 Mask Suppliers

After testing 31 masks from 19 suppliers in China, we discovered that almost half of the masks were not meeting the N95 standards for filtering particles. What’s more, out of the 17 masks that did meet the N95 standard, most of these broke when we tried some simple structural tests. …

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